As the snow begins to melt and the daytime temperatures creep higher and higher, we start to feel that familiar anxiousness deep inside of us. Spring is just around the corner. The feeling is so real we can almost feel the sun on our skin. We can almost hear the birds begin to sing again. We can almost see the vibrant colors of life and smell the scents of spring flowers. It’s there; we can sense it, even before it happens.
In appreciation of the coming greenup of spring, we thought it would be fitting to create a clear and concise resource covering the art and science of fertilization.
The Spyker Handheld Spreader is perfect for de-icing sidewalks, stairs, driveways and other paved areas that could become slip hazards in winter weather. Its rotary broadcast design allows the user to spread ice melt more evenly compared to spreading by hand or shaking from a jug, saving material and money. Adjust the flow rate by simply rotating the knob on the back of the unit, pull the trigger and go! Keep corrosive ice melting chemicals off your hands in winter, then rinse and use for overseeding and fertilizing in the spring and fall.
Halloween has arrived. The leaves have shed their lively green color for varying tints of yellows, oranges, and reds. As the daylight hours fade and temperatures drop, the trees and the grass prepare for the coming months of cold. Almost counter-intuitively, this time of transition is the best time of year to make headway with your lawn. Continue reading →
Assembling the Brinly STS-42LXH 42″ Tow Lawn Sweeper
We’ve been at it again. We’ve shot and edited another assembly video, this time for the STS-42LXH tow-behind lawn sweeper. Coming on the heels of our well-received Dethatcher Kit offering, the timing seems just about perfect. These videos are meant to complement your Owner’s Manual to make assembling your Brinly products as clear and simple as humanly possible.
After finally overcoming my procrastination, I made time to assemble my new sweeper last weekend. We’d just finished editing the video and I was curious to test it out. This being the first sweeper that I’ve ever assembled, I felt as though my experience would be relatively close to what a new sweeper owner would experience.
I grabbed my laptop, the sweeper box and my toolbox, and plopped down right in my living room. I pulled up the video on our YouTube channel and set my laptop on a chair, then started removing parts from the box. I laid the manual next to the hardware push-pack and pressed play.
Using only the video at first, I tried to attach the Upper Frame Assembly to the Brush Housing Assembly…backwards. Of course 2 of the 4 bolts won’t line up that way, so my mistake was almost immediately apparent. When I opened the manual, it was easy to see that I had simply flipped the Upper Frame Assembly so that it was facing the wrong direction. From that point on, I began using the manual to orient the part properly before pushing play on the video.
It was smooth sailing from that point on; everything went together without a hitch. My takeaway from it was that the video assembly guides aren’t meant to replace the manual, but provide a visual complement to them. It’s good to have the static diagram in front of you to help see the order and orientation of each part. Then the video helps convert that static image into the 3D world and show the tools needed and range of motion for each step of the process.
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For athletes, preparing for football season doesn’t begin at the end of summer, it begins with spring training camp. Similarly, preparing your spring lawn doesn’t begin in spring, it begins in the fall. Thankfully for many of us, fantasy football doesn’t require the same level of dedication as real football. So for us fantasy football types, we built a heavy-duty dethatcher attachment for lawn sweepers – to do more work, with less effort, in less time. Continue reading →
Brinly-Hardy Company’s annual team member appreciation week culminated in a relaxing afternoon of delicious food, fun games, and lots of prizes. To celebrate the hard work and successes of the past year, Brinly-Hardy dedicates a full week each summer to say thank you to all of its employees. To kick things off, the dress code for the week was blue jeans and tennis shoes. This year’s festivities included: Continue reading →
The Home Stretch: Guide to End of Summer Lawn Care
As we enter the month of August, the long days of intense sun begin to take their toll on our lawns. In all reality, it’s the soil that takes the abuse, not the foliage. After all, a blade of grass is essentially a miniature solar panel. It’s an incredibly efficient mechanism that absorbs light energy and converts it to chemical energy in order to create food from carbon dioxide and water, that’s its sole purpose. The point I’m making here is that more sunlight isn’t what causes our lawns to struggle during the hot summer months. Continue reading →
The driving force behind creating BrinlyU was to create a medium to interact with people who enjoy making their lawns and gardens beautiful and that can appreciate high-quality, American-made products. To create a two-way communication channel for us to pass along information that’s valuable to you, and in doing so, come away with a better idea of how to develop the next generation of lawn and garden products. Your tweaks, your frustrations, your “what-if’s”–those are the things we want to hear about!
Periodically, we’ll also update the Survey page to ask specific questions that will help us get a better idea of what we’re doing well and what we could be doing better. We may even give away free products (like this 40” dethatcher) in return for taking the time to respond.
For a lawn, surviving the summer is no small task. The sun is scorching, water is scarce, and weeds and bugs attack from all sides. Deliberate summer lawn upkeep is the only line of defense you have against a crispy brown eyesore.